Nothing beats a thrilling game of fast-paced Rugby League, especially when your local team, the mighty St Helens Rugby Club, take on local rivals Wigan.
Some of the people living at Stocks Hall, St Helens Care Home, recently enjoyed an opportunity to cheer on their favourite team in the biggest game of the season. Before kick-off ‘Saints’ (as they are locally known) held a minutes silence to show respect to those who had lost their life or had been injured at the Manchester terror attack.
Donning their red and white team shirts, the excitement built with the sounds of cheers and claps as the players entered the pitch. The game kicked off and everyone was shouting and singing for the ‘Saints’ to win. The atmosphere roared around the stadium, and 22 minutes into the game, a further minute of clapping took place to show respect, again for those in Manchester.
Singing ‘Oh when the Saints’ at the top of their voices throughout the game, the group held hands enjoying the electric atmosphere and sharing a whole lot of laughter! The Second half was very tense as ‘Saints’ where losing, however the ‘Saints being Saints’ came back to victory, going on to secure and win the match.
Lucy, Activities Coordinator at the St Helens Home said “I asked the ladies and gentleman from Stocks Hall if they had a good time, and they replied, ‘Heaven!’. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the game and each other’s company. It was amazing!”